249 episodes

"The Art of Living Proactively" podcast is your guide to harnessing the power of your choices and living your best life. Join host Tony Winyard as he shares insights and inspiration from experts in the fields of health, wellness, mindset, and productivity.

Each episode offers practical tips and strategies to help you take control of your life and unlock your full potential. From improving your physical health to cultivating a positive mindset, Tony and his guests explore the habits and practices that lead to success and fulfillment in all areas of life.

Whether you're looking to boost your productivity, improve your relationships, or simply live a happier, more fulfilling life, "The Art of Living Proactively" podcast has something for you. Tune in today to start harnessing the power of your choices and living your best life.

The Art of Living Proactively (Harnessing the Power of Your Choices‪)‬ Tony Winyard

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

"The Art of Living Proactively" podcast is your guide to harnessing the power of your choices and living your best life. Join host Tony Winyard as he shares insights and inspiration from experts in the fields of health, wellness, mindset, and productivity.

Each episode offers practical tips and strategies to help you take control of your life and unlock your full potential. From improving your physical health to cultivating a positive mindset, Tony and his guests explore the habits and practices that lead to success and fulfillment in all areas of life.

Whether you're looking to boost your productivity, improve your relationships, or simply live a happier, more fulfilling life, "The Art of Living Proactively" podcast has something for you. Tune in today to start harnessing the power of your choices and living your best life.

    360 Degrees to Healthspan: A Proactive Perspective

    360 Degrees to Healthspan: A Proactive Perspective

    On this insightful episode, Tony Winyard and Helena Holrick delve into the transformative power of lifestyle choices on long-term health and quality of life. From discussing the centenarian decathlon to the impact of breathing techniques on the nervous system, this episode is packed with valuable insights into proactive living. Join our captivating host and his esteemed guest for an engaging conversation that explores holistic health, the importance of sleep, and the unprecedented mission of the Octogenarian and Centenarian Olympics. Discover the potential of whole person health and gain inspiration from personal stories and experiences that truly exemplify the art of living proactively.
    Chapters:
    01:09 Introduction and Episode Overview
    01:29 Introducing the Guest Host: Helena Holrick
    02:21 The Journey of the Podcast
    03:47 The Art of Interviewing
    04:20 Tony's Radio Career and Interviewing Celebrities
    05:06 The Evolution of Tony's Interviewing Style
    05:33 The Impact of Confidence in Interviewing
    06:35 The Importance of Curiosity in Conversations
    06:59 Tony's Favorite Interview Experiences
    08:16 Tony's Work Outside Podcasting
    08:38 The Importance of Habits in Achieving Goals
    11:20 The Role of Health in Tony's Life
    11:31 The Impact of Family Health History
    13:01 The Importance of Nutrition in Health
    15:51 The Centenarian Olympics: A Health Mission
    19:14 The Importance of Breathing in Health
    20:29 Understanding Dysfunctional Breathing
    22:36 The Role of Breathing in Stress Management
    26:00 The Future of the Podcast: 360 Degrees of Health Span
    26:45 Podcast Frequency and Format
    27:17 Content Strategy: Blogs and E-books
    27:46 Storytelling and Humor in Podcasts
    28:08 The Importance of Health Education
    28:41 Sharing Personal Stories
    29:09 A Life-Changing Cycling Adventure
    33:45 Lessons from Living in Different Countries
    34:28 The Power of People and Connections
    37:14 The Influence of Eastern Medicine
    38:09 The Impact of Age and Attitude
    45:19 The Importance of Sleep
    46:57 The Power of Quotes
    48:36 The Space Between Stimulus and Response
    49:13 Breathwork as a Tool for Response
    49:54 Developing Healthy Habits
    50:25 Closing Remarks and Gratitude
    Full shownotes including a transcription available at:
    https://tonywinyard.com/helena-holrick/

    On YouTube at:
    https://youtu.be/9RslJOm56s4

    The Art of Living Proactively (Harnessing the Power of Your Choices) links:
    Website - tonywinyard.com
    Facebook Page - facebook.com/TonyWinyard.HabitsAndHealth
    Facebook Group - facebook.com/groups/habitshealth
    Twitter - @TonyWinyard
    Instagram - @tony.winyard
    LinkedIn - uk.linkedin.com/in/tonywinyard
    YouTube - .youtube.com/@tony-winyard
    How to leave a podcast review - tonywinyard.com/how-to-leave-a-podcast-review/

    Details of online workshops to create habits for health - tonywinyard.com/training/

    Are you in control of your habits or are they in control of you? Take my quiz to find out - tonywinyard.com/quiz

    • 52 min
    Mapping Your Wellness Journey: Navigating Health from the Inside Out with Izabella Natrins

    Mapping Your Wellness Journey: Navigating Health from the Inside Out with Izabella Natrins

    In this illuminating episode of The Art of Living Proactively, we engage in an insightful conversation with Izabella Natrins, a renowned health coach and CEO of the UK and International Health Coaching Association. Uncover the transformative power of health coaching as Izabella delves into her personal health journey, advocating for proactive and whole person wellness. With a focus on empowering individuals to take control of their own health, this episode maps out the path towards a healthier future from the inside out. Hear about the groundbreaking release of The White Paper and the crucial role health coaching plays in shaping a more proactive healthcare system. Don't miss out on this thought-provoking discussion that will leave you inspired to make positive choices for your own well-being.
    Chapters:
    01:43 Introduction to Guest Izabella Natrins
    02:11 The Evolution of the Health Coaching Association
    02:58 The Global Impact of Health Coaching
    03:18 The Expansion of Health Coaching
    03:43 The Role of Health Coaches in Healthcare
    04:16 The Rebranding of the Health Coaching Association
    04:47 The Membership Criteria for Health Coaches
    06:25 The Global Approach to Health Coaching
    06:40 Understanding What a Health Coach Does
    12:50 The Impact of Health Coaching on Healthcare Professionals
    18:03 The Release of the White Paper
    21:23 The Impact of Health Literacy
    22:22 The Motivation Behind the White Paper
    23:09 The Role of Health Coaching in Prevention
    24:08 The Importance of Cross-Sector Collaboration
    28:26 The Future of Health Coaching
    29:53 The Importance of Health Coaching
    30:17 Promoting Health Coaching Through White Paper
    30:57 How to Advocate for Health Coaching
    31:25 Upcoming Webinars on Health Coaching
    31:55 Promoting Health Coaching in Business
    32:17 Health Coaching in Education
    32:49 The Role of Social Media in Health Coaching
    33:10 The Importance of Reading the White Paper
    33:57 The Role of Health Coaches in Gyms
    34:54 The Impact of Health Coaching on Personal Health
    35:04 The Journey to Becoming a Health Coach
    36:12 The Impact of Real Food on Health
    36:47 The Importance of Traditional Food Preparation
    38:10 The Role of Food in Health
    39:42 The Impact of Diet on Health
    41:59 The Future of Health Coaching
    42:34 The Role of Health Coaching in Healthcare
    45:51 The Importance of Real Food
    49:00 The Impact of Real Food on the Planet
    53:23 The Role of Health Coaching in the Future
    54:53 Preview of the Next Episode
     
    Full shownotes including a transcription available at:
    https://tonywinyard.com/izabella-natrins/
    On YouTube at:
    https://youtu.be/i3FBKi-0vNU

    The Art of Living Proactively (Harnessing the Power of Your Choices) links:
    Website - tonywinyard.com
    Facebook Page - facebook.com/TonyWinyard.HabitsAndHealth
    Facebook Group - facebook.com/groups/habitshealth
    Twitter - @TonyWinyard
    Instagram - @tony.winyard
    LinkedIn - uk.linkedin.com/in/tonywinyard
    YouTube - .youtube.com/@tony-winyard
    How to leave a podcast review - tonywinyard.com/how-to-leave-a-podcast-review/

    Details of online workshops to create habits for health - tonywinyard.com/training/

    Are you in control of your habits or are they in control of you? Take my quiz to find out - tonywinyard.com/quiz

    Embark on an enlightening journey to discover the essence of proactive living in my podcast, "The Art of Living Proactively: Harnessing the Power of Your Choices".

    • 56 min
    The Secrets of Qi-Gong: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Wellbeing with Andrew Kenneth Fretwell

    The Secrets of Qi-Gong: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Wellbeing with Andrew Kenneth Fretwell

    Discover the ancient Chinese practices of Qi-gong and Tai Chi for unlocking your inner power and realizing your potential. Expert instructor Andrew Kenneth Fretwell reveals time-tested techniques like bone breathing and special organ-strengthening meditations that sharpen your mind, strengthen your body, and awaken your spirit. Learn how to tap into 'jing' - your essential lifeforce energy - through mindfulness of movement and breathwork. Gain insights on overcoming emotional blocks, balancing hormones, achieving enlightenment, and more from a master who has studied these arts for over 30 years. For a fascinating deep dive into harnessing your energy and mastering your wellbeing the Daoist way, tune into this inspiring and informative show!
    Chapters:
    01:10 Introduction and Guest Welcome
    01:24 Living in Ubud, Bali
    02:05 The Power of Qigong
    02:31 The Importance of Conserving Energy
    02:58 Sexual Energy and Life Force
    04:01 Understanding Qigong and Tai Chi
    04:27 The Benefits of Qigong
    05:29 The Challenges of Learning Tai Chi
    06:16 The Connection Between Qigong and Nature
    06:40 Personal Experience with Tai Chi
    07:40 The Connection to Dao De Ching
    08:38 Personal Journey into Qigong and Tai Chi
    11:24 The Impact of Diet on Health
    12:49 Teaching Qigong and Tai Chi
    13:48 The Importance of Emotional Balance
    20:18 The Role of Women in Qigong and Tai Chi
    23:05 The Process of Becoming a Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher
    24:58 The Importance of Emotional Health in Qigong and Tai Chi
    32:06 The Cultural Differences in Emotion Perception
    34:19 Conclusion and Farewell
    Full shownotes including a transcription available at:
    https://tonywinyard.com/andrew-kenneth-fretwell/

    On YouTube at:
    https://youtu.be/n4tqLlFQXI0

    The Art of Living Proactively (Harnessing the Power of Your Choices) links:
    Website - tonywinyard.com
    Facebook Page - facebook.com/TonyWinyard.HabitsAndHealth
    Facebook Group - facebook.com/groups/habitshealth
    Twitter - @TonyWinyard
    Instagram - @tony.winyard
    LinkedIn - uk.linkedin.com/in/tonywinyard
    YouTube - .youtube.com/@tony-winyard
    How to leave a podcast review - tonywinyard.com/how-to-leave-a-podcast-review/

    Details of online workshops to create habits for health - tonywinyard.com/training/

    Are you in control of your habits or are they in control of you? Take my quiz to find out - tonywinyard.com/quiz

    Embark on an enlightening journey to discover the essence of proactive living in my podcast, "The Art of Living Proactively: Harnessing the Power of Your Choices".

    Your guide is none other than Tony Winyard, a multifaceted professional committed to the cause of health and wellness. He's a qualified Functional Medicine Health Coach, Oxygen Advantage Instructor, HeartMath Certified Coach, nutrition coach accredited by Precision Nutrition, a Laughter Yoga Instructor and a Tiny Habits coach. This comprehensive set of skills allows Tony to navigate the complex web of interconnected wellness disciplines, providing a holistic approach to health.

    Tony champions the cause of busy individuals, helping them reclaim their health through gradual and transformative changes in lifestyle, habits, and nutrition. With an impressive career spanning over 20 years in coaching, public speaking, and workshop facilitation, Tony has impacted lives from diverse backgrounds and cultures. He is fervently dedicated to empowering individuals to upgrade their health, well-being, and overall life quality.
    With Tony, your journey to wellness is grounded in the five core pillars of health - sleep, stress management, breathing, nutrition, and physical activity. He assists clients in embracing beneficial habits while shedding unwanted ones.

    Whether you seek online sessions or in-person engagement, individual coaching or group interaction, or are looking for corporate health and wellness programmes, Tony's offerings cater to all your needs.

    Ready to conquer your health journey? Reach out to Tony and discove

    • 36 min
    Shedding Light On The Benefits of Red Light Therapy with Wes Pfiffner

    Shedding Light On The Benefits of Red Light Therapy with Wes Pfiffner

    In this illuminating episode, dive into the world of red light therapy with expert Wes Pfiffner from Joovv. Explore the remarkable benefits of red light therapy, supported by scientific research, and learn about the impact of light on health and wellbeing. Discover the power of proactive choices in optimising your holistic health. Delve into the complexities of addressing chronic inflammation and unlocking the potential of red and near infrared light therapy.
    Chapters:
    02:06 What Wes thinks about being proactive
    04:22 What is red light therapy?
    06:41 Science behind red light
    07:48 Difference between rel light therapy and red light saunas
    11:34 How long would you use it for?
    12:37 How red lights effects inflammation
    14:29 Chronic inflammation
    16:10 What is the difference between all the red light panals?
    18:26 What potential dangers are there?
    21:04 Tell me more about increasing nitric oxide
    23:21 Is there a recommended amount of time per week?
    25:17 Does time of day matter?
    27:12 Would it work well with meditation?
    28:53 Hormesis
    30:18 Myths about red light therapy
    33:21 Fave books
    Full shownotes including a transcription available at:
    https://tonywinyard.com/wes-pfiffner/

    On YouTube at:
    https://youtu.be/0IatiErrTLE

    The Art of Living Proactively (Harnessing the Power of Your Choices) links:
    Website - tonywinyard.com
    Facebook Page - facebook.com/TonyWinyard.HabitsAndHealth
    Facebook Group - facebook.com/groups/habitshealth
    Twitter - @TonyWinyard
    Instagram - @tony.winyard
    LinkedIn - uk.linkedin.com/in/tonywinyard
    YouTube - .youtube.com/@tony-winyard
    How to leave a podcast review - tonywinyard.com/how-to-leave-a-podcast-review/

    Details of online workshops to create habits for health - tonywinyard.com/training/

    Are you in control of your habits or are they in control of you? Take my quiz to find out - tonywinyard.com/quiz

    Embark on an enlightening journey to discover the essence of proactive living in my podcast, "The Art of Living Proactively: Harnessing the Power of Your Choices".

    Your guide is none other than Tony Winyard, a multifaceted professional committed to the cause of health and wellness. He's a qualified Functional Medicine Health Coach, Oxygen Advantage Instructor, HeartMath Certified Coach, nutrition coach accredited by Precision Nutrition, a Laughter Yoga Instructor and a Tiny Habits coach. This comprehensive set of skills allows Tony to navigate the complex web of interconnected wellness disciplines, providing a holistic approach to health.

    Tony champions the cause of busy individuals, helping them reclaim their health through gradual and transformative changes in lifestyle, habits, and nutrition. With an impressive career spanning over 20 years in coaching, public speaking, and workshop facilitation, Tony has impacted lives from diverse backgrounds and cultures. He is fervently dedicated to empowering individuals to upgrade their health, well-being, and overall life quality.
    With Tony, your journey to wellness is grounded in the five core pillars of health - sleep, stress management, breathing, nutrition, and physical activity. He assists clients in embracing beneficial habits while shedding unwanted ones.

    Whether you seek online sessions or in-person engagement, individual coaching or group interaction, or are looking for corporate health and wellness programmes, Tony's offerings cater to all your needs.

    Ready to conquer your health journey? Reach out to Tony and discover the power of proactive living.

    • 42 min
    The Breathwork Healing of a Long Covid Survivor with Vikki Jones

    The Breathwork Healing of a Long Covid Survivor with Vikki Jones

    Discover the incredible healing power of breathwork as a long COVID survivor shares her transformative journey on this captivating episode. Join our special guest, Vikki Jones, a breathing expert who triumphed over a broken neck and later contracted COVID-19, as she delves into her remarkable recovery through proper breathing techniques. Explore the metaphor of learning to surf amidst life's waves and uncover the profound impact of managing health and stress for long COVID patients. In this enlightening conversation, you'll also dive into the world of red light therapy with a renowned expert, unraveling its benefits and debunking common myths. Tune in now and unlock the secrets to harnessing the power of your choices for a proactive and empowered life.
    Full shownotes including a transcription available at:
    https://tonywinyard.com/vikki-jones/

    On YouTube at:
    https://youtu.be/H9eVZSuZccE
    Chapters:
    30:11 Your BOLT scores varies greatly day to day?
    31:06 How often do you need to practice your breathing exercises?
    32:29 Do you track your HRV?
    33:17 Does hormetic stress help?
    34:23 What is the difference between an infra red sauna and a regular sauna?
    35:41 Have you tried red light therapy?
    37:00 How does living at altitude effect you?
    38:30 When you're at sea-level do you notice a difference?
    38:43 Long COVID training programmes
    42:28 Are there many resources for people with long COVID?
    43:35 Fave book
    44:17 How to get in contact
    45:38 Fave quote


    The Art of Living Proactively (Harnessing the Power of Your Choices) links:
    Website - tonywinyard.com
    Facebook Page - facebook.com/TonyWinyard.HabitsAndHealth
    Facebook Group - facebook.com/groups/habitshealth
    Twitter - @TonyWinyard
    Instagram - @tony.winyard
    LinkedIn - uk.linkedin.com/in/tonywinyard
    YouTube - .youtube.com/@tony-winyard
    How to leave a podcast review - tonywinyard.com/how-to-leave-a-podcast-review/

    Details of online workshops to create habits for health - tonywinyard.com/training/

    Are you in control of your habits or are they in control of you? Take my quiz to find out - tonywinyard.com/quiz

    Embark on an enlightening journey to discover the essence of proactive living in my podcast, "The Art of Living Proactively: Harnessing the Power of Your Choices".

    Your guide is none other than Tony Winyard, a multifaceted professional committed to the cause of health and wellness. He's a qualified Functional Medicine Health Coach, Oxygen Advantage Instructor, HeartMath Certified Coach, nutrition coach accredited by Precision Nutrition, a Laughter Yoga Instructor and a Tiny Habits coach. This comprehensive set of skills allows Tony to navigate the complex web of interconnected wellness disciplines, providing a holistic approach to health.

    Tony champions the cause of busy individuals, helping them reclaim their health through gradual and transformative changes in lifestyle, habits, and nutrition. With an impressive career spanning over 20 years in coaching, public speaking, and workshop facilitation, Tony has impacted lives from diverse backgrounds and cultures. He is fervently dedicated to empowering individuals to upgrade their health, well-being, and overall life quality.
    With Tony, your journey to wellness is grounded in the five core pillars of health - sleep, stress management, breathing, nutrition, and physical activity. He assists clients in embracing beneficial habits while shedding unwanted ones.

    Whether you seek online sessions or in-person engagement, individual coaching or group interaction, or are looking for corporate health and wellness programmes, Tony's offerings cater to all your needs.

    Ready to conquer your health journey? Reach out to Tony and discover the power of proactive living.

    • 49 min
    Living Life to the Fullest - Lessons from 30 Years of Coaching with Dan Roberts

    Living Life to the Fullest - Lessons from 30 Years of Coaching with Dan Roberts

    How does a globe-trotting personal trainer develop an open-minded lust for life? This week's chat provides profound perspectives on living fully. With over 30 years experience empowering better health and fitness, Dan Roberts shares his approach to coaching that blends empathy, accountability and service. Learn his advice on getting unstuck from ruts, embracing your inner athlete, and striving for self-actualization. Whether you need fitness guidance or life motivation, this fun fireside chat delivers insightful ideas for living proactively. Tune in as host Tony Winyard and expert guest Dan Roberts discuss bold action, adventurous spirit, and making the most of each moment.
    Full shownotes including a transcription available at:
    https://tonywinyard.com/dan-roberts/

    On YouTube at:
    https://youtu.be/YHpZv54hl-s
    Chapters: 03:09 Began coaching at 16
    04:45 Running 3 companies
    05:04 What do you prefer doing?
    05:59 What are the differences between coaching, mentoring and consulting?
    08:11 Do you feel online or face to face is better?
    10:08 What are the pros and cons of online and face to face?
    11:50 What style of coaching do you prefer?
    14:01 What is the hardest part of coaching?
    15:37 Where do you feel coaches go wrong?
    18:47 What do you think about coaches who don't have a coach?
    21:34 What led to Tony becoming a DJ
    24:02 The White Coat syndrome
    24:57 Evidence led, not evidence based
    27:14 Dan's thoughts on being proactive
    29:07 Having a coach signifies you are proactive
    31:23 How might AI impact coaching
    32:52 What should someone look for in a good coach?
    33:50 It's a big adventure
    36:16 "The reason that I do what I do"
    37:50 "On the road"
    41:24 Tony, let me ask you a question?
    45:23 Fave quote


    The Art of Living Proactively (Harnessing the Power of Your Choices) links:
    Website - tonywinyard.com
    Facebook Page - facebook.com/TonyWinyard.HabitsAndHealth
    Facebook Group - facebook.com/groups/habitshealth
    Twitter - @TonyWinyard
    Instagram - @tony.winyard
    LinkedIn - uk.linkedin.com/in/tonywinyard
    YouTube - .youtube.com/@tony-winyard
    How to leave a podcast review - tonywinyard.com/how-to-leave-a-podcast-review/

    Details of online workshops to create habits for health - tonywinyard.com/training/

    Are you in control of your habits or are they in control of you? Take my quiz to find out - tonywinyard.com/quiz

    Embark on an enlightening journey to discover the essence of proactive living in my podcast, "The Art of Living Proactively: Harnessing the Power of Your Choices".

    Your guide is none other than Tony Winyard, a multifaceted professional committed to the cause of health and wellness. He's a qualified Functional Medicine Health Coach, Oxygen Advantage Instructor, HeartMath Certified Coach, nutrition coach accredited by Precision Nutrition, a Laughter Yoga Instructor and a Tiny Habits coach. This comprehensive set of skills allows Tony to navigate the complex web of interconnected wellness disciplines, providing a holistic approach to health.

    Tony champions the cause of busy individuals, helping them reclaim their health through gradual and transformative changes in lifestyle, habits, and nutrition. With an impressive career spanning over 20 years in coaching, public speaking, and workshop facilitation, Tony has impacted lives from diverse backgrounds and cultures. He is fervently dedicated to empowering individuals to upgrade their health, well-being, and overall life quality.
    With Tony, your journey to wellness is grounded in the five core pillars of health - sleep, stress management, breathing, nutrition, and physical activity. He assists clients in embracing beneficial habits while shedding unwanted ones.

    Whether you seek online sessions or in-person engagement, individual coaching or group interaction, or are looking for corporate health and wellness programmes, Tony's offerings cater to all your needs.

    Ready to conquer your health journey? Reach out to Tony and dis

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Farhad_Malik ,

Inspiring, varied and much needed

Excellent podcast, covering really important subjects that are essential to a fulfilling life.

Tony really knows how to guide the conversation and asks the questions I would ask of his fascinating guests. Looking forward to following this series.

Menaca Pothalingam ,

Excellent Podcast

Love the way Tony leads and guides the guest speaker to take over and share their expertise. I enjoyed the way conversation flows so well.
Xagicalmindward to hear many more episodes!

TheEddie82 ,

Tony is a fantastic host!

Tony does a great job of letting his guests take the spotlight to tell their story and share their wisdom in their own words, occasionally dropping in an insightful question to draw out even more great ideas and experience. This is a well-produced podcast that features insightful guests who get straight to the point of helping listeners to exceed their customers expectations!

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